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On this day in 1793, King Louis XVI went to his death. He was accompanied by his confessor, the Abbe Edgeworth. Here’s his account of the execution: “The King, finding himself seated in the carriage, where he could neither speak to me nor be spoken to without witness, kept a profound silence. I presented him
Crisis Magazine has published an interesting article about Abbé Edgeworth, King Louis’ Irish Confessor. To quote: At the outbreak of the Revolution, the Archbishop of Paris, Monsignor Antoine Le Clerc, de Juigné nominated him as confessor to Madame Elizabeth, the sister of Louis XVI and he visited her frequently in prison. His mother and sister